Montserrat denounces the "inability" of the Government in the management of European funds, which sees a "resounding failure"
MADRID, 21 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The spokesperson for the PP in the European Parliament, Dolors Montserrat, has accused the head of the Executive, Pedro Sánchez, on Tuesday of hiding behind Europe to "cover his shame" with the repeal of the crime of sedition when, as he has stressed, the EU does not He has called for that penal reform. In his opinion, he is "unprotecting" the State because he is giving those who carried out "a blow to democracy" in 2017 everything they ask for, despite the fact that they assure that in the future "they will do it again".
"Europe has not asked us to repeal sedition, nor is there a European Penal Code in Europe. Each country has its Penal Code. What Sánchez does is cover up his shame, Europeanizing this issue, because PSOE voters are ashamed that their president is lowering and repealing a crime as serious as sedition", Montserrat declared in an interview on Telemadrid, which was collected by Europa Press.
In fact, he stressed that in other European countries there are higher penalties for "defending the democratic State" and added that a repeal of the crime that punishes the "attack against democracy" is "unthinkable". In his opinion, a government that "lies" to the public does not deserve to "repeat in the Government of Spain."
In addition, Montserrat has agreed with the president of the EPP, Manfred Weber, that repealing the crime of sedition sends a bad signal to Europe. "We send the signal that Sánchez is capable of anything to remain in power, in La Moncloa. We have a president who does not think of Spain, but of Moncloa, and who lied to his voters and to the rest of Spaniards," he asserted. the.
The PP spokesperson in the European Parliament has indicated that what they are seeing is that Sánchez is "undressing" and "unprotecting" the State, "sending a completely wrong message to Europe", since he is giving "everything that the who dealt a blow to democracy". "And now, if they did it again, which they always say they would do it again, the State is more unprotected", she has abounded.
Regarding the possibility that the crime of embezzlement is also modified, Montserrat has predicted that it will be the following because Sánchez "is kneeling Spain before the independentistas and he is not going to stop." "Sánchez has to stop kneeling the State before those who want to break Spain", she has declared, adding that the principle of equality cannot be broken.
The PP MEP has criticized the Government's argument that the steps it is taking are for coexistence in Catalonia and has said that the head of the Executive "confuses Catalonia with independence and confuses coexistence with surrender." As she has added, in a democratic State the law must be the same for everyone because outside of it there is only "totalitarianism".
On the other hand, Montserrat has assured that the Government of Spain is "incapable" and demonstrates "incompetence" in the management of European funds, which have not reached the "pocket" of the Spanish. "This is a resounding failure of the Sánchez government," she has proclaimed.
The PP MEP recalled that her party has been advising the European Parliament for some time that the funds should have "control, less bureaucracy and more dialogue with the autonomous communities and town halls, which are the closest administrations, to help modernize the economy and keep jobs."
"The Government has listened neither to the city councils nor to the communities. It has not worked side by side with them," he stressed, to recall that they have already dismissed the general director of government funds "because they were not even capable" of putting launched a program to interact with the autonomies and town halls.
In addition, he has criticized the delay in the execution because they are already entering 2023 and "wonderful time has been lost to help families and SMEs". "Without these funds, we are destroying the economy and jobs," he stressed.
Finally, he pointed out that Europe is a "success story" as it has recently shown with the pandemic, "putting funds and vaccines on the table", and now with the war in Ukraine, a country that is now experiencing "hunger and cold" to defend the European model of freedom. For this reason, she has assured that Ukraine must be helped and supported.